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    Here's Elvis Presley, complete with ridiculous belt, in a 1976 demo.

    I wonder if this is some of the footage that Rising Sun Productions wasn't able to put on the New Gladiators DVD.


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    That's some really horrible kenpo. I guess that's waht the lifestyle of a rock star can do to you. Poor guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    Here's Elvis Presley, complete with ridiculous belt, in a 1976 demo.

    I wonder if this is some of the footage that Rising Sun Productions wasn't able to put on the New Gladiators DVD.

    As I was just about a little over 1 year into Kenpo and I was not actually present when this footage was shot so I do not know exactly what is going on with it.

    I know that the black belts in the tape with him are David Hebler and Red West. Both of them very solid Parker Black Belts of the time.

    http://www.elvis2001.net/dave_hebler_interview.htm

    http://members.tripod.com/beyondther.../tigerman.html

    I recall asking SGM directly about Elvis as a Black Belt. He was very clear that Elvis was a very serious and dedicated Kenpoist and that he could pound for pound hold his own.

    I think that possibly the footage we see here is probably not Elvis at his best. If you watch the clip again closely you can catch glimpses of Elvis ripping of some good timing in sequence.

    Just my thoughts, I have no proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dave in da house View Post
    That's some really horrible kenpo. I guess that's waht the lifestyle of a rock star can do to you. Poor guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSHALLS KENPO View Post
    Its not good to talk bad about the dead, Oh I forgot I saw him at the mall the other day.
    I have no good reason to accept that the King is dead. He is alive and well, aiding the Alien elite in preparing a second home for all of Earth after it's imminent nuclear destruction, as predicted by the Enquirer psychics. I read it in the World News, so I know it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    Here's Elvis Presley, complete with ridiculous belt, in a 1976 demo.

    I wonder if this is some of the footage that Rising Sun Productions wasn't able to put on the New Gladiators DVD.

    The New Galdiators had nothing to do with Elvis other than him funding the original project. There is no footage of him what so ever in the documentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    The New Galdiators had nothing to do with Elvis other than him funding the original project. There is no footage of him what so ever in the documentary.
    True, but when when Rising Sun Productions got ahold of the New Gladiators footage, they were also given some footage of Elvis, which apparently was considered for inclusion in the movie at some point. The movie's producer had decided that Elvis would narrate the film and do some kind of demonstration, but Elvis died before they got to it.

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    Oh, well. True AK lives on.
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    It looked to me that SOME of what he was doing, like in that schnazy blue jump-suit, while on stage....was more like shaddow boxing/expressing himself. More interpretive dance than anything else. Also: might want to remember that he had a SERIOUS personal flair for the dramatic..and in these clips he's not just in some class........
    He's ON STAGE... his element. So he's showing off and being OVER dramatic. (Like the part where he's apparently doing "Crossing Talons" and looks like he's trying to SAW poor Red in half with his downward elbow!!)
    So we're not seeing him doing a regular class or workout, but showing off...
    which Always meant "Over the TOP" for the KING.

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    That fotage is from a documentary called "This is Elvis" and judging from the close up without his spex on he was high as a friggin kite.
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